Programs for Adults

Here are some highlights of upcoming adult programs and activities. As always these activities are free and open to the public. If you have any questions or comments about the activities listed please let me know.

The Winter Read 2018: January 1-February 28

Beat the winter blues by registering for the Winter Read, where participants “read to earn” entries into a contest. Participants will receive one entry for every five hours of reading (or listening to an audio book). Registration will count as an entry, so be sure to stop by the service desk to register and pick up your bookmark reading log. Registration will begin December 28. Four winners will be selected at random from all entries received and will win a reader’s gift basket, filled with books and gifts sure to please. The drawing will take place during the Winter Read dinner 5:30 pm March 1, 2018. Be sure to RSVP for the dinner to mholmes@enid.org or leave a message at 616-7183.

Easy Yoga, the Secret to Strength & Balance meets at 4:30 on Tuesdays beginning in January. This video based course is designed for the beginner and may be practiced with or without the assistance of a chair.

The library will be hosting a Genealogy 101 series beginning in January. What do you know about your family? Where do they come from? What led your family to come to this land? This free series will cover all the basics, how to begin, which resources and websites are best. Whether they are conquistadors or curators you can find them here. The first couple classes are Thursday, January 11 and 25, from 5-6 pm. Call for any questions you still have. 580-278-5016

Book Talk @ the Library meets at 6:00 pm on February 13 to discuss The Turner House  by Angela Fournoy. What is the value of a home to a family? In her stirring first novel, The Turner House, Angela Flournoy explores this question through the lens of the Turner family of Detroit. Spanning nearly three quarters of a century and several generations, the book becomes a portrait not only of the Turners but also of their city—history uncovered through the inner life. Masterful, evocative, deftly rendered, it reminds us of the bonds, familial or otherwise, that link us all.            -2015 National Book Award Finalist, Fiction

Do you keep a journal? Would you like to? Here’s your chance to get started.  The Enid Public Library is pleased to announce Journaling in the Stacks, a new group that will meet monthly at the Library on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm. We will share tips and tricks to help get you started and provide a space for you to work on your journal. This program is open to the inexperienced, slightly-experienced, and experienced. Bring your current journal if you have one.

Tai Chi returns to the library beginning Wednesday, January 17 at 4:30 pm. Through gentle stretching and strengthening exercises we will work to improve balance, strengthen muscles, and prevent falls. This series is presented by Lesa K. Rauh, Garfield County OSU Extension.

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